How-To: Mini Bending Brake

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How-To: Mini Bending Brake

I don’t really have any use for a miniature sheet metal brake, but I want to build this one from Instructables user Improbable Concept just because it looks like fun. [via adafruit]

Homemade Mini Bend Brake

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8 thoughts on “How-To: Mini Bending Brake

  1. rocketguy1701 says:

    On the other end of the size spectrum, Dave Clay’s bending brake has been extremely popular among those who bend a lot of sheet metal for building aircraft and other things.

    http://www.eaa.org/experimenter/articles/2009-05_howto_brakes.asp

  2. TransAlchemy » Blog Archive » How-To: “Maxi” Bending Brake says:

    […] commenter on our recent mini bending brake post points us to Experimental Aircraft Association member Dave Clay’s DIY brake design from the […]

  3. Dave Brunker (@dbrunker) says:

    Too bad this project requires welding. I’m not sure it would work with simple brazing and I don’t have welding tools or skill.

  4. Rob says:

    Thanks for posting this Sean, I wanted to do what you’ve done, but in the end it was beyond my skill level, so I just copped out & went & bought one! (here’s the one I bought http://www.precisionhandtools.co.uk/misc/mini-pocket-metal-bender-formodelmakers-robots-etc )

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